Michael Edward Alexander, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away May 19, 2017.
He was a security guard for Ford/Visteon Steering Systems, Indiana.
Previously, he had been editor of The Star-Register Newspapers in the 1970s, leading the movement to save the old courthouse in 1975.
He also is a past president of the Crown Point Area Chamber of Commerce (1975-77).
Alexander also had been a news reporter for the Indianapolis News (1964-67), The Herald-Bulletin in Anderson (1983-89), and The Muncie Star (1989-90).
He was national public relations director in 1982 for the National American Legion. He also served in the public relations positions for Ameritech in Indianapolis, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. in Hammond, Monroe County Community Schools in Bloomington, School City of Hammond and Muncie Public Schools.
Alexander was a founder of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association as a Student in Franklin College in 1959. He was a 1962 graduate of Franklin College. He also completed 30 graduate hours in journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington. He was a 1957 Arsenal Technical High School graduate and class president.
He was a member of American Legion Post 252 in Greenwood, Moose Lodge 17 in Indianapolis and Elks Lodge in Anderson.
Alexander was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Ticonderoga attack aircraft carrier which made the first bombing attack on North Vietnam in August 1964.
Survivors include his wife, Donna (Neal) Alexander; daughter, Kimberly Millener; stepdaughter, Christine Hobbs; grandchildren, Heather Millener and Triston Miller; and brother, Ronald Alexander.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward L. and Dorothy M. (Lisby) Alexander, and a sister Sandra Jean Farno.
Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday the Light of Life Lutheran Church, 2234 Sheek Road, Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Light of life Lutheran Church, 2234 Sheek Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at ghherrmann.com.